There are several ways that autism and asperger's syndrome can be treated. However, keep in mind that there is no cure yet and these treatments only lessen the symptoms of autism.
- Special Education: A specific type of education that is modified to meet the needs of an individual with difficulty learning. For example, if a child has difficulty learning math, he or she may have a special education class where teachers mainly focus on mathematics.
- Behavior modification: This includes specific approaches to support positive behavior and decrease bad or negative behavior.
- Speech therapy: This includes improvements in linguistics or communication disorders.
- Occupational therapy: This includes developments or recoveries of daily living or working skills.
- Social skills therapy: This includes, with the help of a counselor or a social worker, the development of social skills such as reading verbal and nonverbal cues.
- Naltrexone- Can disable repetitiveness and self-injury
- SSRI’s- treats anxiety depression and disorders. Can help ease social difficulties.
- Stimulants and antidepressants can help mitigate the effects of hyperactive symptoms.
- Risperidone and aripiprazole relieves irritability and lessens tantrums or sudden aggressive outbursts.